Sarasota, FL Cost Of Living

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Updated: 2021-02-06
108
Sarasota's Overall Cost Of Living
1.1x
Higher Than The National Average
338 out of 458
In Florida
3,964 out of 6,399
In America
The cost of living index is set to 100 for the average place in America. An index above 100 means Sarasota is expensive, while a number below 100 means it's a relatively cheap place to live.

What is the cost of living in Sarasota, FL?

According to the most recent data on the cost of living, Sarasota has an overall cost of living index of 108 which is 1.1x higher than the national index of 100.

Compared to only Florida, Sarasota has a cost of living index that's 1.1x higher than Florida's index of 99.

The standard of living in Sarasota ranks as #3,965 most affordable out of the 6,522 places we measured in Florida. By definition, that implies Sarasota ranks as the #2,441 most expensive place in the Sunshine State.

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Sarasota Cost Of Living Vs. Florida

Living Expense Sarasota Florida National Average
Overall 108 99 100
Services 114 99 100
Groceries 120 105 100
Health 117 100 100
Housing 102 96 100
Transportation 92 98 100
Utilities 106 102 100
For more reading on cost of living around Florida, check out:
Sarasota Cost of Living Vs. FL

Sarasota, FL Housing Cost Breakdown

Housing swings affordability the most between places in Florida, so we broke down the statistics around housing costs into more detail. It's also important to consider median household incomes to make apples-to-apples comparisons across locations.

Home and income come data comes from the most recent US Census ACS 2014-2018.

$268,400
Median Home Value
$1,134
Median Rent
$53,669
Median Income
Statistic Sarasota Florida United States
Median Home Value $268,400 $215,300 $217,500
Median Rent $1,134 $1,175 $1,062
Median Income $53,669 $55,660 $62,843
Home Value To Income 5.0x 3.9x 3.5x
Rent To Monthly Income 0.25x 0.25x 0.2x

Detailed Sarasota Services Costs Vs. Florida

Item Sarasota Florida
Shampoo $0.96 $1.01
Movie $8.73 $10.72
Bowling $3.21 $13.86

Detailed Sarasota Groceries Costs Vs. Florida

Item Sarasota Florida
Ground Beef $5.07 $3.9
Fried Chicken $1.72 $1.4
Milk $2.93 $1.96

Detailed Sarasota Health Costs Vs. Florida

Item Sarasota Florida
Haircut $14.11 $17.49
Beauty Salon $34.84 $38.17
Toothpaste $4.1 $2.32

Detailed Sarasota Transportation Costs Vs. Florida

Item Sarasota Florida
Potatoes $3.8 $3.18
Pizza $8.55 $10.39
Beer $8.91 $9.23
Optometrist $114.72 $106.34
Doctor $154.87 $115.25
Dentist $94.94 $98.38

Detailed Sarasota Utilities Costs Vs. Florida

Item Sarasota Florida
Gasoline $2.29 $2.59
Tire Balancing $32.86 $48.9
All Electricity $153.91 $167.6
Phone $34.98 $163.42

Sarasota SnackAbility

6
/10
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
8/10
Housing
8.5
Affordability
4
Diversity
8.5
Safety
4
Amenities
9.5
Education
8
Commute
8.5

Cost Of Living In Cities Around Sarasota

City Population Cost Of Living Vs. Sarasota
Bradenton, FL 56,551 102 0.9x
South Bradenton, FL 25,227 92 0.9x
Venice, FL 23,086 112 1.0x
Bayshore Gardens, FL 20,287 94 0.9x
Sarasota Springs, FL 15,854 106 1.0x
Fruitville, FL 14,068 113 1.0x
Palmetto, FL 13,611 99 0.9x
Gulf Gate Estates, FL 11,118 106 1.0x
North Sarasota, FL 8,806 96 0.9x
Southgate, FL 7,817 110 1.0x

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